My goals and plans as an artist in 2022

Why, hello there, 2022! Just getting back from my YouTube sabbatical, and having a little chat about some changes you’ll see around here. I think you’ll like ’em. 🙂

Video

The sketching of my neighbor’s funny looking ice cream trees is in realtime, just a few bits cut out to make it fit the voiceover. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it on YouTube.

I love this Sketch-A-Day Sketchbook from Lake Michigan Press! You can have your own custom sketchbook made in a variety of sizes, you can choose your paper, the cover, the binding thread…etc! I picked dark blue, though they have a yellow, coz I know just how messy I am.

Goals and plans

Have you got New Years art goals? I’ve made a few unexpectedly ‘chill’ ones. I do have a number of very specific project goals, but I really needed some guiding principles for not just art but the rest of my life too. My pastor sent me off on this rabbit trail in telling me what his next sermon series was going to be about; and I couldn’t stop thinking about it and started journaling. This is what came of it:

Survey Learnings

I summarized what I learned from the questions – both the checkbox answers and the “essay” responses. Fascinating to see the changes! Note that this is NOT the entirety of any art community but my own; I have a subset of followers from a variety of genres of art, so this is all about you, my peeps!

App and Patreon updates!

The app is not yet live – I’ll add a link once it is, which could be a few days, weeks or months. Patrons get a first preview, become one if you want in on the ground floor!

It was time to revamp the patron rewards, so if you’ve considered becoming one, there are some new additions you might be interested in! Pop over to my Patreon page for details….there’s a baby tiger who wants to say hey.

  • Red Tier, $1/mo
    • Access to my patron only stream.
    • A chance at getting a card in the mail once a year. (Random draw).
    • Extended Cut videos – longer versions of YT “big idea” videos, either slower or containing extra footage, no voiceover. Begins Jan 2022.
  • Orange Tier, $3/mo
    • Everything from the lower level plus…
    • Group Creativity Chats on Zoom once every month or two (replays will be made available after)
  • Yellow Tier, $5/mo
    • Everything from the lower levels plus…
    • Quarterly coupon code for my site (lower % discount)
  • Green Tier, $10/mo
    • Everything from the lower levels plus…
    • One card in the mail per year.
    • Quarterly coupon code for my site (higher % discount)
  • Blue Tier, $20/mo
    • This tier is for those who wish to be a patron but wish to receive no physical rewards in return. You’ve got my eternal thanks!
  • BlueViolet Tier, $20/mo
    • Everything from the lower levels plus…
    • A chance at receiving a sketch (various mediums) by mail in a random drawing.
  • Indigo Tier, $35/mo
    • Everything from the lower levels, plus…
    • A larger painting or drawing from my online shop, yearly.
  • Violet Tier, $50/mo
    • Everything from the lower levels except….
    • Your art will be your choice of select pieces in my online art shop.
  • Gamboge Tier, $100/mo
    • Everything from the lower levels except….
    • Your art will be your choice of higher value select pieces in my online art shop.

Supplies

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